The Waihōanga lodge has a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. In addition, we work with fantastic caterers who have extensive experience creating delicious food for a wide range of dietary needs and group preferences, including:
- delicious vegan, vegetarian, raw, and gluten-free options
- organic and locally-sourced ingredients where possible
- hearty meaty meals and barbeque options
- morning and afternoon tea options
- farmhouse -style “home cooking”, hosted by a caterer on-site, for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- daily delivery of meals freshly prepared in a local commercial kitchen
- delivery of individual meals, supporting salads or full catering options
- option for full service – including lay-out, serving, and washing up
- delicious, nutritious and affordable food for youth and school groups
- able to cater for banquet, weddings, and large parties.
The cost of catering varies considerably depending on the size of the booking, number of meals, dietary preferences, and scale of service. However, all of our caterers work hard to keep their prices affordable, which range from approximately $30-40 per person per day for school groups to $50-100 per person per day (plus!) for professional and community groups.
At the time of booking, we will connect you with an appropriate caterer, with whom you can then work directly to discuss the needs for your group, pricing, staffing and menu plan.
Meet Our Caterers:
Doris Zuur; Home Cooking Plus
Doris, and Home Cooking Plus, specialises in wholesome cooking, all homemade, using as much seasonal, local and organic ingredients as possible – plus love and care!
She personalises her service around practical circumstances and can cater to all dietary needs. She also enjoys hearing about your likes and tastes and strives to create a menu around your favourite recipes (such as your grandma’s apple cake!).
Doris is used to catering at the Waihōanga Centre – her cooking style complements the values and environment of this beautiful retreat in nature.
Jules Barber; healthy, fresh, real food catering
Jules lives close to the Waihōanga Centre on the Kapiti Coast and caters for her own and other group retreats and events around New Zealand, offering healthy options ranging from simple vegetarian to all organic and raw.
Having been in the holistic health business for many years as a natural health consultant and nutritional guide specialising in raw food, Jules is passionate about healthy living and putting ‘life on the plate’ with nourishing meals.
Her food is delicious, creative, free of refined sugar, additives, colourings & preservatives and her salads are out of this world!
She’s happy to chat about your requirements – she’ll create menus to suit you, be they vegan, vegetarian, gluten/dairy/wheat free or simply great wholesome food.
Delicious, homemade, healthy meals made in our kitchen using fresh produce from our garden or locally grown and organic where possible.
Lilian and Chris have been catering for groups for 15 years and specialise in Mediterranean and Indian vegetarian meals. They will cater for all special diets vegan, gluten free, sugar free, FODMAP etc.
Chris has a passion for gardening, bee keeping, making fresh cheeses and cooking curries. One of Lilian’s passions is not only cooking but sourcing the freshest of organic ingredients.
Fiona is a local chef and business owner of two popular cafés on the Kāpiti Coast and loves to share her love of good food with you. Fiona and her team are all about fresh, innovative, New Zealand cuisine, using locally sourced, healthy produce. Her food is pure, full of flavour and is sure to impress your guests.
“We look forward to creating the perfect menu for you, using fresh, delicious and locally-inspired ingredients. We’re excited to be able to share our passion with you.”
If you’re looking for a different, or more specific, service, we also have had wonderful experiences working with the following local catering options:
For all your vegetarian and vegan catering needs, be it 20 people or 500, sweet, savoury or both, we can provide you with food that pleases the heart, tongue and belly.
Ruth Pretty Catering
Ruth Pretty catering is based down the road from Waihōanga and can provide a range of services, from drop-off platters to full silver-service wedding banquets.
Dutchys Burger Joint
The people to call if you’d like a delicious burger van to come to feed your whānau at Waihōanga.